Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Stamp What? Oh Whale

There's a new challenge series starting on my blog today. Kelly came up with this creative idea and invited Barb and I to join her. You might recognize this trio - we are the Three Musketeers and also do the Ready Set Go and One Plus Twelve challenges. This challenge which will be on our blogs on the 29th of each month is called Stamp What?

You know that stack of stamps you have that you have never used or haven't used in a LONG time and are sitting on a shelf, collecting dust?  It's time for us to take one down off the shelf and use it!  But which one?  The name *Stamp What?* comes from using only STAMPin' Up stamps for this challenge and never knowing WHAT it will be! Even we won't know which one it will be ~ it's chosen at random either by someone for us or by number generator.  (I used a number generator to determine which one to use). Since it's chosen at random, it will be a surprise, even to us!   

Stamp What?!!

What stamp was randomly selected for my first Stamp What post? 

Stampin' UP! Oh, Whale!

Truthfully, I'm not sure why I even purchased this stamp - I had never used it and didn't even have an idea of what to do with it. But a challenge is a challenge is a challenge, so here we go.

First I used two stencil to add some blue to a piece of white cardstock - My Favorite Things Wonky Chevron and an Oval from an unknown vendor. Next I stamped the images and sentiment, then I used my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes to add So Saffron ink around the outside.

A sun and some brads and we're ready to put it all together.

Not my favorite card; that's for sure... but what could I expect since it's also not a stamp set I would buy again, given the chance.

Be sure to head over to Kelly's blog and Barb's blog to see what stamp sets they used and to admire their creativity.

As always...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Stampin' UP! Oh, Whale!

Inks: Memento Paris Dusk and SU Marina Mist and So Saffron

Papers: Recollections Blue and 110# White and SU So Saffron CS

Die: Gina Marie Designs Stitched Sky

Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads


Barb said...

Jeanette--I LOVE your card. The layout is cute and so creative! Great use of an forgotten stamp set. I look forward to seeing your cards each month.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Whale you look at this! What a fun FUN card! It's quite swimmingly a cute cute cute one! Love the sweet little whale and blue waves against the yellow - adorable! I've not seen this stamp set before and happy you shared it with us! Thanks for joining the madness of (my son's!) crazy card challenge and being up for the adventure! Here's to next month's Old Dusty, LOL!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How awesome to get out stamps and use them up! Great idea and- I really love this fun card!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great challenge series Jeanette, and to be honest I love your card, especially the yellow sponging around the edges, it really brings the focal point to life!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your stenciled background and die cut sun are perfect for this great SU set!!